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Offline SonThom

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Cross breed (Show and working mix) Advice
« on: July 15, 2020, 08:51:50 PM »
Hello - Iím hoping to get some advice. We are researching breeders and looking for a cocker puppy to join our family. We have a 5 year old. Today on our walk we met a lovely cocker with a gorgeous temperament and so I asked the owner the breeder. Turns out he is a show/working mix. Iíve spoken to the breeder today and they tell me they have pups from a mix show/working dam and a mix sire. Not KC registered. The dam is the breederís dog apparently and theyíve chosen to breed with her as she has a lovely temperament. Iím not sure - would you steer clear? Would very much appreciate your thoughts. It is such a minefield and Iím keen to do the right thing by the breed and for our family!

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Re: Cross breed (Show and working mix) Advice
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2020, 09:27:23 PM »
Working cockers are very high energy dogs. They will go all day whereas a show cocker does not require the high level of exercise that the working cocker does.  It depends what you want from your dog.  Obviously a crossbreed would have some of the traits from the working dog. 

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Re: Cross breed (Show and working mix) Advice
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2020, 09:20:59 PM »
We have four working cockers and a show type. 

The challenge with any cross, cross breed or mongrel is that you wonít really know what you are getting.  The coat is likely to be dominant but may not be, energy levels and training needs may be higher than a show type but there are no guarantees!

Personally I would go for a pure bred dog and pay the extra (not the current silly prices) for a fully health tested, registered pup.

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Re: Cross breed (Show and working mix) Advice
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2020, 09:44:10 PM »
Any dog is like a box of chocolates. You don't know what you are getting unless you read the ingredients. Even then you can still get a surprise  :shades: ph34r :luv:
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Re: Cross breed (Show and working mix) Advice
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2020, 05:34:50 AM »
Any dog is like a box of chocolates. You don't know what you are getting unless you read the ingredients. Even then you can still get a surprise  :shades: ph34r :luv:

 :011: :011:  That made me laugh MIN, and so true.

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Re: Cross breed (Show and working mix) Advice
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2020, 03:51:26 PM »
If both parents are cocker spaniels, then it would just be a cross of strain working/show,  rather than a crossbreed which would be the case if 1 parent were cocker spaniel and the other parent was say a CKCharles, or maybe Springer, etc. or some other completely different breed.

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